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Operation Red Sea (2018)

Hong hai xing dong (original title)
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PLA Navy Marine Corps launch a hostage rescue operation in the fictional Republic of Ihwea and undergo a fierce battle with rebellions and terrorism.

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Dante Lam (as Lin Chaoxian)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Yi Zhang ... Yang Rui
Johnny Huang ... Gu Shun (as Huang Jingyu)
Hai-Qing Hai-Qing ... Xia Nan
Jiang Du ... Xu Hong
Luxia Jiang Luxia Jiang ... Tong Li
Sanâa Alaoui Sanâa Alaoui ... Ina
Fang Yin Fang Yin ... Li Dong
Yutian Wang Yutian Wang ... Zhang Tiande
Jiahao Guo ... Lu Chen (as Guo Yubin)
Henry Prince Mak ... Zhuang Yu (as Henry Mai)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Noureddine Aberdine Noureddine Aberdine ... Executionner
Nisrine Adam Nisrine Adam ... Yuna
Khalid Benchagra Khalid Benchagra ... Dr. William Parsons
Jacky Cai ... Drone pilot (as Cai Jie)
Shaune Diop Shaune Diop ... Pirate Leader
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Storyline

PLA Navy Marine Corps launch a hostage rescue operation in the fictional Republic of Ihwea and undergo a fierce battle with rebellions and terrorism.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Action | Drama | Thriller | War

Certificate:

TV-MA | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

China | Morocco | Hong Kong

Language:

Mandarin | Arabic | English

Release Date:

23 February 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Operation Red Sea See more »

Filming Locations:

Morocco See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$70,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$72,491,251 (China), 18 February 2018, Wide Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$436,059, 25 February 2018, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,543,547

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$579,220,560
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DTS (DTS: X)| Dolby Atmos | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color | Black and White (some scenes)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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The film was loosely based on the evacuation of the 225 foreign nationals and almost 600 Chinese citizens from Yemen's southern port of Aden during the 2015 Yemeni Civil War in late March. See more »

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During a firefight, a stick of four hand grenades fastened together explodes and throws 4 car frames into the air. It is impossible for so much mass to be moved even by the explosion of 4 grenades. See more »

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Recommended for anyone who enjoys realistic, gritty war movies
24 July 2018 | by reynirornSee all my reviews

I would recommend this movie for anyone who enjoys realistic, gritty war movies, as long as...

1) you are able to overlook a few mistakes in the realism ...and... 2) you don't mind that the movie has a pro-military message.

If you see either of those two things as a bad thing, then feel free to check out my descriptions of them here below, to figure out if this movie is your cup of tea or not.

By the way, I am not Chinese, and not American, so hopefully I can avoid the bias that I saw in many of the other reviews.

1) The mistakes in realism:

There were only two mistakes that were big enough to mention. The first was when a vehicle is shot in the gasoline tank and explodes. The second was when someone was shot by small arms fire and flew back like three meters. If you can overlook mistakes like that, then you can still enjoy this movie.

2) The pro-military message:

Many of the other reviews are complaining that this movie is funded by the Chinese military and that it shows the Chinese military in a favorable light. However, as any serious fan of war movies knows, the US military funds more than 90% of the movies about the US military, and as a reward for that funding, the movie makers tend to show the US military in a favorable light. Like I said, any serious fan of war movies knows this. And most war movie fans don't mind it, as long as the favorable light isn't too strong, and as long as it's tastefully done. And in my opinion, this movie did a pretty good job there.

I hope this review was useful to you, and that you were able to figure out if this movie is your cup of tea or not.


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